Machinima's Scores

  • Games
For 532 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Last of Us
Lowest review score: 10 NCIS
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 532
532 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    WipEout's core experience – fast races, awesome music, and incredible graphics – are better than they've ever been in WipEout 2048. However, the game's more experimental features like motion controls and touch interface fall flat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, I was left with two of the three things I expect from a BioWare game - fantastic story and brilliant characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Black Forest Games revitalized its series by staying true to the game’s origins while still moving past its blatant clone gimmicks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With homebuilding, a rival monster summoner, and the justifiably angry villagers, Haunted Hollow offers the kind of multitasking stimulation that is worthy of the attention of real time strategy fans. Granted, the multiplayer is asynchronous, but that makes the game equally welcoming to newcomers of strategy games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a fine introduction to strategy games for those intimidated of the genre, even if it has its challenges along the way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    400 Days is not the emotional rollercoaster that was Season One, but it will still leave that bitter taste you get from the horrific consequences of your chosen decisions. Though the entire experience will take you less than two hours, for $4.99 it’s a good way to hold you over until we see Clementine again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The robust feature sets and game modes help the replay value of this title as the season wears on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is forgettable but the puzzles paired with the ability to control gravity make for addictive gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic road trip through hell, but be aware of what that means. You see some crazy sights, meet some insane characters, and have a lot of fun, but once the trip is over, it's over.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Pokemon Black/White is still a great RPG that offers up the same addictive gameplay you've come to love, but don't expect anything new to entice you to catch 'em all again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A greatly enjoyable game that fans of both series' will find a lot to love. Though it's short and strays away a bit from traditional Mega Man games, Street Fighter x Mega Man is a great play that you honestly have little reason not to experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tokyo Jungle has the addicting gameplay to complement this rare animal takeover premise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prototype wasn't a bad experience, but Prototype 2 builds on that framework, and provides a much richer gameplay experience. You might not replay this several times, but the main storyline provides about 12 to 15 hours of enjoyment, and the completetists out there will continue leveling Heller up long after the game is over.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 13 is not a bad game, don't get that idea. It's really fun when it isn't bending you over a barrel and cheating its way to victory.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While we could have done without the non-linear storytelling, it wasn’t hard to keep tabs on the scattered episodes of Jodie’s life. Beyond: Two Souls is certainly an overall advancement on the mechanics of Heavy Rain, just don’t expect it to be David Cage’s magnum opus… that’s still to come.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For longtime fans of the DiRT games, especially those who appreciate its realistic approach to rally racing, Showdown is an abomination, an overly simple sell-out, or a bad joke of a spin-off... But for fans of off-road racing games who want something more forgiving than DiRT but still somewhat rooted in reality, or someone wishing Forza Motorsport 4 had some off-road races and a demolition derby or two, Showdown is anything but a bumpy ride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most delightful games I've ever played, and the price is decent for the amount of content. For gamers interested in music or gaming oddities, this game is a must-buy, though it's a harder recommendation for a self-professed hardcore gamer that hasn't powered up his Wii in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the framework for a feature-packed, capable shooter, but it falls over with some questionable AI and occasionally clunky cover-based controls – twitchy aiming and sometimes disobedient snap-out-of-cover mechanics from 'AAA' games such as Gears of War or Metal Gear Solid.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're tired of repackaged or remade franchise games for the Vita, do yourself a favor and go to hell. Army Corps of Hell is blasphenomenal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Borderlands Legends is a standalone game that is neither a gimmicky socially connected tie-in with Borderlands 2, nor is it an ambitious attempt at a port of the console games. It does hit all the Borderlands notes from the art style to the weapon variety to the abilities, just with a stripped down design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Eden provides two hours of mind-blowing originality and intense shoot 'em up gameplay that can be experienced many times… provided you can enjoy a game that way. It's not a long journey, but a moment of awesome to be experienced again and again.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a downloadable title, Voltron offers a surprising amount to enjoy. I never thought I'd like this game as much as I do-but it's difficult to overlook the main flaws of unbalanced difficulty, a lack of levels (there are only about a dozen) and only three chances to play as Voltron.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although short, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a fun, exciting, and story-driven game. The way in which Silas recants his tales, the rewarding leveling system, the variety of locations and situations you play through, and the superb voice acting make the game memorable and worthwhile.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us is a fantastic narrative adventure equal to its Walking Dead predecessor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 certainly isn’t a game for everyone. The intended audience is rather niche, but if you’ve enjoyed past games in the franchise or are looking for a solid RPG to hold your attention for several days you can rest assured your time with Rune Factory 4 will be well spent.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Karateka is a perfect for for anyone that played the original as well as those that appreciate more daring and unique games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A substantive package for a $10 download. The new additions to the core mechanics make for a diverse and enjoyable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when the experience turns alien in the run-in to the conclusion it's visually impressive at the very least.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that will suck you in with a compelling narrative and deep, strategic gameplay, look elsewhere. But if you're a fan of dumb, loud, addictive fun, you could do a lot worse than Twisted Metal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the movie franchise and juxtaposing it with all things LEGO. The light difficulty might be off-putting for seasoned gamers, but it is perfect for family gaming and younger players.

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